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A Hopeful Vision for the Future of Energy

Dec. 23, 2020

We describe a re-imagined vision for the common energy futures in the coming 20 years. What will it look like? 

COVID-19, Gandhi, & the Next Energy Breakthrough

Oct. 29, 2020

As we proceed through the pandemic and approach a potential political transition, we may be on the cusp of a transformative moment for the energy sector.

New UT Collaboration to Revolutionize the Way Methane Leaks Are Found

May 20, 2020

From UT News: https://news.utexas.edu/2020/05/19/sensor-network-could-change-how-methane-emissions-are-detected/

AUSTIN, Texas — A first-of-its-kind network of sensors for monitoring emissions across an oil and gas production region may soon revolutionize the way methane leaks are found.

Workshop Examines Natural Gas Flaring Challenges, Solutions

April 30, 2020

The rapid expansion in tight oil production with its associated natural gas has made the United States the fourth largest source of flared gas in the world. The waste, emissions, and pollution caused by this flaring threatens not only the environment and human health but, ultimately, the license to operate for oil and natural gas companies. Responding effectively to the challenge of flaring requires technically and economically sound solutions that also enjoy political credibility and support.

Enhancing Sustainable Energy is the Aim of New UT Collaborations

Feb. 17, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin is creating a new technology for the economic recovery of rare earth elements from coal ash and other waste streams so that manufacturers of sustainable energy technologies have a sufficient supply of raw materials. Across campus, another group is finding ways to eliminate blackouts by reducing power grid vulnerabilities during intense storm events, droughts, and wildfires.

New Research Efforts Will Advance Sustainability in the Built Environment

Nov. 21, 2019

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are developing new approaches for energy use and emissions mitigation in the built environment, where global demand is growing for better technology and tools to support efficiency in building design, construction, and operations. 

A new gift from Yardi®, an investment and property management software developer, will support cross-campus research efforts coordinated by the UT Energy Institute to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the built real estate environment.